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    Unhappy STUCK AGAIN your opinion please guys need to solve this

    You are the head of department and you observe this exchange in a teacher's
    lesson. What advice can you give her?
    Teacher: Now you try to complete this sentence in your own way. 'If I win the lottery I
    …..…..'
    Jacob: If I win the lottery, I will buy a new car.
    TT: Maria?
    Maria: If I win the lottery, I will buy a new house.
    TT: Ying?
    Ying: If I win the lottery, I will go China for a holiday.
    Teacher: Marta?
    Marta: If I won the lottery, I will go on holiday.
    Teacher: No, that's not right Marta. You haven't been listening. Dodee?
    Dodee: If I win the lottery, I will stop working and retire.
    Teacher: Ok. Now write five sentences of your own.


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    Re: STUCK AGAIN your opinion please guys need to solve this

    Using "If I win the lottery" you would need to phrase the next part "I will".
    Using "If I won the lottery" you would need to phrase the next part "I would".

    On a side note, the Teacher specified that the sentance to complete was "If I win the lottery I ...."; therefore Marta was wrong for saying "If I won the lottery", regardless.

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    Re: STUCK AGAIN your opinion please guys need to solve this

    Can I say?:
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    If I have won the lottery, I will buy a new house.


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    Re: STUCK AGAIN your opinion please guys need to solve this

    Something about the statement seems wrong to me; however I cannot seem to find anything wrong with it, so I would say that, yes you can say it.


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    Re: STUCK AGAIN your opinion please guys need to solve this

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Can I say?:
    `
    If I have won the lottery, I will buy a new house.

    You can say this ( you can use present simple or perfect in this type of conditional )

    But it means something slightly different ----


    If I`ve won the lottery ( the lottery has been completed but I don`t know the result)

    I will buy a new house ( this is my intention )

    ___________________________
    If I win the lottery ( the lottery has not been completed yet )

    I will buy a new house (this is my intention)

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    Re: STUCK AGAIN your opinion please guys need to solve this

    Quote Originally Posted by tom slocombe View Post
    You can say this ( you can use present simple or perfect in this type of conditional )

    But it means something slightly different ----


    If I`ve won the lottery ( the lottery has been completed but I don`t know the result)

    I will buy a new house ( this is my intention )

    ___________________________
    If I win the lottery ( the lottery has not been completed yet )

    I will buy a new house (this is my intention)
    Great answer. I was struggling with this one.


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    Re: STUCK AGAIN your opinion please guys need to solve this

    Quote Originally Posted by DavyBCN View Post
    Great answer. I was struggling with this one.

    Thanks

    Tom

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    Exclamation Re: STUCK AGAIN your opinion please guys need to solve this

    but guys what is the question what advise could you give the teacher.. again thanks for participating all of you


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    Re: STUCK AGAIN your opinion please guys need to solve this

    Quote Originally Posted by alykhan View Post
    You are the head of department and you observe this exchange in a teacher's
    lesson. What advice can you give her?
    Teacher: Now you try to complete this sentence in your own way. 'If I win the lottery I
    …..…..'
    Jacob: If I win the lottery, I will buy a new car.
    TT: Maria?
    Maria: If I win the lottery, I will buy a new house.
    TT: Ying?
    Ying: If I win the lottery, I will go China for a holiday.
    Teacher: Marta?
    Marta: If I won the lottery, I will go on holiday.
    Teacher: No, that's not right Marta. You haven't been listening. Dodee?
    Dodee: If I win the lottery, I will stop working and retire.
    Teacher: Ok. Now write five sentences of your own.
    Have you noted something specific that you think the teacher has done, or are you asking for general comments on the teaching style.

    Since we don't know all the parameters that have been set out by either the teacher or you for this exercise, it's kind of difficult to understand what you mean, Alykan.

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    well thanks its difficult, because thats all i have as well, actually i have written something might as well share that with you guys



    When teacher is practising chain drills or add on she should have not stuck with one particular example and also participate the lesson a bit more than what she has done. The teacher wanted students to practise the following sentence on their own way “if I win the lottery I …..” Teacher didn’t involve much, after she has giving the subject to be practised, I will explain here;
    Jacob: if I win the lottery, I will buy a new car. [Then teacher passes the subject without any question or explanation to the other students]
    TT: Maria? [what Maria should do here supposing she was listening then she can answer but what about if she was not listening then what she should have done] I would advise to the teacher in this occasion to repeat the heading or subject each time when she does ask the question to another student.
    TT: if you win a the lottery, what would you do with it Maria ?
    Maria: if I win the lottery, I will buy a new house.
    And also the teacher should have not spoken to Marta like that for the mistake she has done, I suppose could have been better for Marta’s confident if the teacher has told Marta privately, what mistake she has done.

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